Fighting crowds of shoppers on Black Friday is not my kind of fun. However, this year JoAnns had yarn on sale at a price that is not likely to happen again anytime soon. And this was the yarn that I always buy for Dolores. At 10:00 am, my mom and I headed to JoAnns. I thought that the crowds would be smaller and the lines shorter by then. Maybe they were, but we still stood in the checkout line over 45 minutes.
But look what I got. Sixteen pounds of yarn at $4 a pound and 2 skeins of Red Heart Super Saver at $1.89, less 20% off of everything. The pound skeins were less than half their regular $6.99 price. In retrospect, the checkout line might have been shorter if we'd got there at 9:30 instead of 10:30. I think we were in the secondary rush of people shopping before the 20% off coupon expired at noon.
After JoAnns, we avoided crowded shopping centers. I coerced my mom into visiting Simply Fibers. I needed different needles to knit a Christmas stocking. The ones I'd found at Hobby Lobby were a drag to knit with. I went straight to the knitting needle display and picked out Addi Turbo needles.
I can't be in a yarn shop without looking at sock yarn. I did have an ulterior motive. I got my mom to pick out yarn for me to make her a pair of socks. The gift won't be a surprise, but I know she'll like it. She picked out the blue and green Trekking XXL on the right.
I selected some Jawoll to make a pair of knee socks and just couldn't resist the wine colored Tofusies. I've knit socks with Tofutsies and like the feel and I love red. I almost put the Tofutsies back, but was glad I kept it. When I checked out, I discovered the yarn was 25% off, but only if you bought at least $50 worth. Without the Tofutsies, I wouldn't have got the discount and would have paid more for my purchases.